Many people believe that only a handful of us have psychic abilities. In actuality, all of us have a built-in psychic ability: our intuition.

With a little practice, you can strengthen the connection you have with your intuition and come to really rely on it.

If you are trying to create a better life for yourself, your intuition is the very best source to turn to for guidance. It always knows the right answer, and if you listen to it, you will always be guided in the direction you need to move in to manifest your dreams.

There are a variety of ways to communicate with your intuition. If you are interested in improving this connection it is best to try a few different techniques to find the ones that resonate with you the most.

With that being said, here are 5 easy ways to follow your intuition:

1. Ask your body

When you are uncertain on which way to proceed in life, ask your body! For example, if you have been offered a job but you’re not sure if you should take it, sit down and close your eyes. Take a few breaths and wait until you are calm and still.  Next, deliberately ask your body if you should take the job and then imagine yourself accepting the job. With your eyes still closed, do a mental scan of your body to pay attention to how it feels.

Your intuition will cause some sensations in your body. A “yes!” answer will literally feel good. Your body will be buzzing, you will get the goosebumps or you will feel excitement in your heart. A “no!” answer will feel bad. You will feel drained, achy or have a knot in your stomach.

2. See the signs

Another thing you can do is look up for signs in your environment. For example, if you are in the middle of a conversation with your friend and it is getting tense, you might look up to see what your vision is immediately drawn to. If you were to see a stop sign or a “proceed with caution” sign you could interpret this as your intuition’s way of encouraging you to stop the conversation or to tread lightly.

There are no accidents, so signs are placed in your line of vision for a reason. Trust that  during the times you really need guidance, the signs and signals you are drawn to are there to provide you with clues, warnings or support.

3. Pick your “lucky” signs

Another similar way to communicate with your intuition is to identify your lucky signs. Perhaps you really like four-leaf clovers, butterflies or a particular brand of car. Close your eyes and ask your intuition to show you your chosen lucky signs when you are headed on the right path.

Whenever you see (or hear of) these lucky signs you now will know that you are receiving positive reinforcement from your intuition. Good luck signs are like little “winks” from the universe, letting you know that you are making good choices.

4. Ask and let go

If you need an answer to a question that is more complex than a simple “yes or no,” simply ask your intuition for the answer! Sit down, close your eyes and think intently on your question for at least a minute. Then, let it go! Move on to something else. Trust that your intuition will provide an answer for you.

You may get a great idea while you are driving, or in the shower or in the middle of a conversation. This idea will literally pop into your head out of nowhere.

5. Sleep on it

Dreams are a fantastic vehicle for communicating with your intuition. The best way to implement this strategy is right before you go to bed. As you close your eyes and head off to sleep, think intently about the question you have for your intuition.

You may get your answer in the middle of a dream and remember it when you wake up. It’s also quite possible that you won’t remember your dreams at all, but the next morning you will just know what to do.

It’s always a good idea to “sleep on it” when you have big decisions to make. In your dream state you are highly connected with your intuition.

Each of these strategies is easy to implement and can be a lot of fun! In time, you can develop a superior connection to your intuition. You will find that instead of obsessing about your questions and dilemmas, you will be more in the flow of asking for and receiving guidance quickly and easily.

Finally, when you receive the answers that you need or feel a connection with your intuition, take a moment to express gratitude for the guidance. The more you think about and appreciate the help your intuition has provided to you, the more easily you will receive the help that you want in the future. The universe will always reward a thankful heart.

Source: Body Mind Soul Spirit

About the author
Andrea Schulman is a former high school psychology teacher and the creator of Raise Your Vibration Today, which provides free and easy Law of Attraction techniques. She is available for group educational seminars and webinars.

Are you on the right path? Are you walking the path that is going to lead you to realizing your highest purpose?

There are a few things to understand about the journey of life before you can answer this question.

Firstly, there is no such thing as the wrong path. All roads are ultimately going to lead you to where you need to be, but like all great navigators will tell you, there are easier roads than others.

Some roads are smoother, some roads are bumpy, some roads are well lit and others are dark. Whatever road you ultimately end up choosing is the best road for you and for where you are at your current level of consciousness.

So ultimately in a bigger picture sense, you are always on the right path. But if you are curious if you are walking your highest path, that is the path that is going to help you reach the fullest expression of your being, here is how to tell:

1. You Just Know

If you are questioning if you are walking your highest path or not, you are probably not quite there just yet.

When you walk the right path you can feel it. There is a certain feeling that comes when you start walking this path that allows you to feel purposeful and fulfilled.

A lot of people think that their highest path is going to be some big grand pathway, but it can be subtle and gentle as well.

Walking your highest path is an unmistakable feeling, so get out of your head and into your heart and listen for the answer.

2. You Are Not Compromising Yourself

When you are walking your highest path you give up doing things to please others and instead start doing things that feel good to you. This doesn’t mean that you don’t compromise to get along with others, but these compromises come from a more conscious place and are met with equal respect.

When you walk your highest path you are completely aligned with your soul and what your soul has come here to achieve and so there is no way you can compromise this and still be on your highest path.

3. You are Equipped to Handle Life’s Curveballs

Just because you are on your highest path doesn’t mean you are not immune from challenges and hurdles.

When you are on your highest path however, there is an underlying feeling of understanding and acceptance. Even if things are difficult, when you are on your highest path it allows you the awareness to see the bigger picture and to view things from a more purposeful place.

When challenges do come, there is also an underlying faith that everything is working out perfectly.

4. You Are Not Afraid to Be You

When you are on your highest path there is a general feeling of confidence and acceptance of who you are and the gifts that you need to bring into the world.

You may also feel passionate about what it is that you are doing and fulfilled by the decisions you are making in your life.

When you can fully appreciate and acknowledge yourself, it allows you to make decisions from a higher level of consciousness which then allows you to walk the path of your highest self.

5. You Believe in Something Bigger Than Yourself

Those walking their highest path often feel a connection to something bigger than just themselves.

When you walk your highest path you are in sync with your soul and the vibrations of the Universe. This also allows you to access other Divine realms and be in constant contact with your intuition.

When you believe in something bigger than yourself it also allows you to feel supported on your journey and that your journey has a bigger vision than you can fathom for yourself.

6. You are Always Learning

When you are on your highest path there is a curiosity for life and to continually learn, grow and expand. Often those who are on their highest path are always learning and desire to develop new skills.

When you are on your highest path, you may also feel the desire to travel, volunteer or dedicate your time to learning about other people or cultures.

7. You Feel Grateful and Connected

When you are on your highest path, there is an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the experiences and people that cross your path.

When you are on your highest path you are also able to see that we are all connected and that your energy is part of a bigger tapestry that all living creatures are working on over several lifetimes and incarnations.

8. You are a Witness to Miracles

When you start walking your highest path, miracles start unfolding around you. Your intentions and thoughts manifest very quickly and your life may be full of synchronicities or “coincidences” that are just too mysterious to fathom.

Your intuitive senses may also be very strong and your body may be able to heal a lot faster than normal.

When you are on your highest path you are also more aware of miracles occurring in everyday life, from the simple blossoming of a flower to seeing your wildest dreams manifesting before you.

9. You Meet Soulmates and Twin Flames

When you are walking your highest path, you are more likely to meet soulmates and twin flames that are there to support you on your journey.

These special souls may come in the way of teachers, lovers or even friends. No matter how they manifest in your life, when you are walking your highest path the people around you start to also reflect that.

Old friends may shift away and new people may come into your life that are more aligned with where you are at vibrationally.

10. You Keep Growing in Consciousness

Just like you are changing, so too is your highest path. If you don’t keep up with the changes of your highest path, it can knock you off course. This is why some people may feel that they used to be on their highest path but got lost somewhere along the way.

This is very normal, and it will take time and a new level of consciousness and growth to find your highest path again.

Your highest path is a feeling and not so much an external destination. No matter what is happening in your life on an external level, walking your highest path is a feeling that we can all achieve when we start to realize our own potential.

This post was originally published at Forever Conscious and used here with permission.

That funny tingling in your tummy, a quick urge to do something, that squeaky little voice ringing in your head!

All of you would have experienced such feelings some or the other time in your life. And that is what precisely you would call a gut feeling. While instincts are natural, these are not exactly your thoughts. These can be considered as the thumb rules of your survival.

Here are 5 such instincts that you should never ignore in your life!

1. “Something is not correct with my body” or “I don’t feel well”!

Your body gives your cues, every now and then. And the signals are clear indicators of how it feels at a particular moment. Listening to your body is one of the first lessons taught in a yoga class. While a feeling of not being good is an indicator that your physical balance has been thrown off, it also, at times, points fingers at your psychic energy levels. You will experience this kind of feelings if you are in a place surrounded by the wrong people.

Just pay heed to what your body tells you when you are with someone. Are you feeling energetic or tired? Are you calm and peaceful or are your stressed out? The negative signals indicate that it is time for you to move on in life.

2. “Do not go there! It is dangerous”!

Believe it or not, many a time you do get to know what is there in store for you, especially if it is negative. Human body has an innate flight or fight system built into it. Have you ever noticed a violent stray dog and heard your mind saying, “Walk away from him”? This would be the simplest example to quote for. People share experiences about how they felt their heart beating faster and eyes throbbing before they incurred an accident. That is the power of your mind.

3. “This person needs help. I should lend a hand”!

Gut instincts do not always take a negative shade. The Universal bond that we share often invokes this sense of helping nature in you when you see someone’s expression. All of you have the innate skill to understand another person by just looking at their body language and facial expression. If you ever feel that a person needs help just from the cues you receive from the vibration, go ahead and help.

4. “I can do it. It is my cup of tea”!

The communication from your inner self can never go wrong. You might be new to a situation, but you will find that your inner voice is telling to go ahead with it, “You can do it”! Listen to these instincts when you decide on your career. Pay heed to that voice in your head when you embark on a new journey in life. Let go of your thoughts and embrace the instincts and just go ahead with it. You will be amazed to see the way the situation unfolds in front of you, revealing your hidden natural skills.

5. “This is just so right”!

This easily applies anywhere and everywhere. When you meet the person of your life or choose a career transition, your gut instincts will come to your rescue. Just close your eyes and listen to how you feel when you are handling such a situation. Take a deep breath and clear your thoughts to help you pay more attention to the words of your inner self. When the right person or right thing comes into your world, you feel that voice telling you “Yes, this is it! I feel so good!”.

While gut instincts exist in each and every person, the hectic lifestyle paves a way to the erosion of such powerful feelings. Meditating daily and praying for the right guidance will help you go a long way improving these skills. Start today and trust your instincts!

This article was originally featured on lifeadvancer.com, and used here with permission.

By Nithya S.

Prophesying the future is a film genre that many of us prefer, including the movie Next starring Nicholas Cage in which he is capable of predicting a certain event within a few hours of its taking place. But do not believe that this only takes place on television, as in reality, everyone has this capability.

Through a study, American scientists now claim that human beings may have the ability to see the future. According to reports, this study may shock the world of science. Currently, University of Washington researchers are conducting a series of experiments to reveal the mystical acumen of the brain for prediction of everyday events.

This is not fortune-telling or superstition. This study will be of help to patients with neurological disorders such as early schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, mainly because in these diseases, patients suffer from long-term consciousness loss, resulting in mental disorders.

The researchers studied the brain’s Central Dopaminergic System and concluded that it may provide the information to the brain in unexpected situations. They used functional magnetic resonance imaging technique to record daily data from the test subjects. The person in charge of the study, University of Washington associate professor of psychology Dr. Zacks, said prediction of impending events is crucial for guiding behavior, but is also a key component of predictive perception, language processing and learning theory, and is of great help in predicting the future.

Researchers are discussing theory for how to predict impending events. The core of this theory is actually a belief in the future projections. Sometimes the human spirit needs to be upgraded, especially when the environment cannot be predictably changed. Zacks also pointed out that when we watch videos of test subjects, we are able to predict what will happen next in the video. Zacks conducted experiments on young healthy test subjects by letting them watch videos of everyday life events such as car washing or washing clothes, and after the test subjects had watched a video for some time, the video would be stopped. Afterwards, the test subjects would make some of their own ideas to imagine what the subjects in the video would be doing. Recording would generally happen halfway and stop, followed by forecasting.

The researchers found that the test subjects had an accuracy rate of 90% or more in predicting the entire activity of the video. But if the test subjects were called to test some other things, their confidence was clearly lacking. Zacks said: “Predictions not in accordance with the recording were the most difficult, and the test subjects knew of this difficulty. When the recording was stopped, the test subjects made greater errors.” Zacks and his research group are extremely interested in the neurological systems of the test subjects, and expect to reveal how they predict a new event.

In fact, long before these video tests, U.S. scientists have conducted such experiments on predicting the future. In one experiment performed by Professor Daryl Bem at Cornell University, New York, students were allowed as much as possible to memorize a group of words, after which a few were randomly selected for them to spell out. The results showed that the words they easily remembered were exactly those they were asked to spell out. Professor Bem believes this is proof of future events affecting people’s memory.

In another experiment, students were asked to view a computer screen in which there were two images hidden by curtains, and to choose the one hiding a pornographic image. In the results, the success rate of students selecting the correct image was high. Moreover, the position of the pornographic image was randomly assigned by the computer, and it could not be determined behind which curtain it was hidden before the students made their choices.

For believers in human paranormal powers, this is sufficient to show the students have “super powers.”

Professor Bem has implemented a total of nine different experiments, with more than 1,000 volunteers, and eight of these experiments have shown similar results. According to reports, the chance that the results are a “coincidence” is just 1 in 74 billion. Professor Bem calls on scientists to be open-minded in accepting this paranormal phenomenon.

This article was originally posted at learning-mind.com and used here with permission.

About the author

Anna is the owner and lead editor of the website learning-mind.com. She is passionate about learning new things and reflecting on thought-provoking ideas. She writes about technology, science, psychology and other related topics. She is particularly interested in topics concerning consciousness and subconscious, perception, human mind’s potential, as well as the nature of reality and the universe.

New Northwestern analysis focuses on “pre-feelings” and ability to anticipate the near future.

EVANSTON, Ill. — Wouldn’t it be amazing if our bodies prepared us for future events that could be very important to us, even if there’s no clue about what those events will be?

Presentiment without any external clues may, in fact, exist, according to new Northwestern University research that analyzes the results of 26 studies published between 1978 and 2010.

Researchers already know that our subconscious minds sometimes know more than our conscious minds. Physiological measures of subconscious arousal, for instance, tend to show up before conscious awareness that a deck of cards is stacked against us.

“What hasn’t been clear is whether humans have the ability to predict future important events even without any clues as to what might happen”, said Julia Mossbridge, lead author of the study and research associate in the Visual Perception, Cognition and Neuroscience Laboratory at Northwestern.

A person playing a video game at work while wearing headphones, for example, can’t hear when his or her boss is coming around the corner.

“But our analysis suggests that if you were tuned into your body, you might be able to detect these anticipatory changes between two and 10 seconds beforehand and close your video game”, Mossbridge said. “You might even have a chance to open that spreadsheet you were supposed to be working on. And if you were lucky, you could do all this before your boss entered the room”.

This phenomenon is sometimes called “presentiment” as in “sensing the future”, but Mossbridge said she and other researchers are not sure whether people are really sensing the future.

“I like to call the phenomenon ‘anomalous anticipatory activity’”, she said. “The phenomenon is anomalous, some scientists argue, because we can’t explain it using present-day understanding about how biology works; though explanations related to recent quantum biological findings could potentially make sense. It’s anticipatory because it seems to predict future physiological changes in response to an important event without any known clues, and it’s an activity because it consists of changes in the cardiopulmonary, skin and nervous systems”.

The study, “Predictive Physiological Anticipation Preceding Seemingly Unpredictable Stimuli: A Meta-Analysis”, is in the current edition of Frontiers in Perception Science. In addition to Mossbridge, co-authors of the study include Patrizio Tressoldi of the Università di Padova, Padova, Italy, and Jessica Utts of the University of California, Irvine.

Original source: northwestern.edu

By Hilary Hurd Anyaso